Coolabi Group is in production on a second season of preschool series Clangers, which will air on CBeebies in the UK later this year. There will be 26 new 11-minute episodes, bringing the show’s total up to 78 episodes.
The original Clangers debuted in 1969, and was brought back to the BBC in June 2015. (Since then, it has earned a BAFTA for Best Preschool Animation.)
Co-produced by CBeebies and Smallfilms, the new season will continue to follow Major, Mother, Small, Tiny, Granny Clanger and their friends on new adventures. One of the creators of the original series, Peter Firmin, remains actively involved as an executive producer, along with Daniel Postgate, who is the son of the series co-creator Oliver Postgate.
To date, Clangers has signed on a host of licensees including TY UK for a range of gift plush in the UK and Ireland, Things 3D for limited edition 3D-printed Clangers figurines and digital 3D stickers, and Penguin Group US for a picture book in the US and Canada. Recently, Coolabi Group launched a month-long Clangers marketing campaign based on the notion of kindness.